Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Handmade Arcade 4

This weekend the scizophrenic weather dominated and Summer washed did roads, trees and hopes for people with planned celebrations and ceremonys on Saturday - Here in the undercover haven of McCoys Arcade - with the people who braved the stormy weather we hung out, rewarded with comfort in a teacup, vegan cupcakes, friendly faces and beautiful music as well as a great selection of locally made upcycled indie art and handmade treasures!
McCoys Arcade was a snug place to be on a very wet day! Here's some pictures we snapped of the day - special thanks to our guest photographer Joanna Marie Leytham...

Just in case you missed the Handmade Arcade banner outside .....

So many new things have arrived for the NGNG shop recently, that morning we got a delivery of No Guts No Glory logo tees and super soft & cosy dark heather Earth Positive Organic jumpers! Climate appropriate :)

Common Goals new Cut-Ups tee, all proceeds from the sale of this tee go to PAPYRUS UK - a charity  dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. All Common Goals Tees are available in the NGNG shop - come in and ask us about them :)

Gemma AKA Autumn Jitters, arrived laden with baskets of great prints and
really affordable notebooks - soon to be available in the NGNG shop!

Gemma also has an Etsy account where you can purchase her great prints if you missed them on the day, keep a look out for her at future Handmade Arcade Events!

          Elena Matos with pottery made from Unearthed Studio - this gorgeous little handcrafted blue pot was just £5!

Badgers Choice - Jon Franklin had a great selection of unique foraged badge shaped offerings

We were lucky to have the lovely and talented Emily from The Big V who is also maker of Daisy Chain Headbands... the perfect pick me up for grey days!

Emily and her brother Alex (guitar) played away our blues, with a great acoustic set - Emilys' voice filled the Arcade and their songs where the perfect accompaniment to the sound of rain on the Arcade roof.

Bee Watson has been turning waste into wanted once again, her up-cycled creations amazingly priced at £10!

Heartstitch who travelled from Plymouth in the drizzle! (thanks for coming guys) is the creator of these wonderful Foxs' made from up-cycled matierials... she also makes an amazing selection of Owls :) cushions, apples and more!

Madeline Bunyan is the maker of recycled jewellery pieces - she had some great bird beads, individually crafted in her home studio!

Jess John is a Cornwall based illustrator specialising in hand drawn and screenprinted work!

The wonderful Jeanette from Redhead's Vintage had a very packed stall full of handmade vintage inspired things you can find in her shop Kitsh-in-Sync based in Babbacombe!

Penny Dreadful had a decadent display of pendants, charms and unique upcycled jewellery!

Despite the rain people came on down to Fore Street and had a really nice time!.... Below is an example of Re-vintage upcycled Jewellery, some of which is available in the Arcade's new craft emporium, Good Golly Miss Molly... thanks for joining us Becs!

Matching sky coloured Macs made the day complete!

Common Goals tee's are now in the shop - as well of heaps more bits n bobs Nath and I have been collecting over the past few months!

Next month's handmade Arcade is on the 4th August! If you want to get involved please send me an email (  :) Thanks to everyone who braved the weather systems and came to play..

See you next month if not before :)

Hayles xxx


  1. Was a great day out, even with the rain! Thank you so much for having us - we'll come back again soon!

  2. Was awesome to see you guys there! Glad you had a great day in the shelter of the Arcade! My keys are much happier now they have a fox companion, I've been seeing foxes everywhere since Saturday - even spotted an urban fox down by the river Exe on Monday eve! See you soon :)